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The Weeping Willow: Children Dealing with Impending Death

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses ways to handle children dealing with the impending death of a relative, describing the case of three-year-old Sachar, who visited her grandmother who had already lost ... More


 The Cat in the Courtyard: The Performance of Sanskrit and the Religious Experience of Women

Laurie L. Patton

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter demonstrates how contemporary female Sanskritists in Maharashtra reconfigure Sanskrit, the “father language” of Brahminical Hinduism, as a “grandmother language” and how women engage in ... More


Who's Next?: Taking Children to Funerals: When, What Age, How

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the factors to consider in taking children to funerals, describing the case of Naomi, who decided to take all her daughters to the funeral of her grandmother. It suggests that ... More


Grandparenthood

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the position of grandparents in the law. An increasing amount of child care is undertaken by grandparents. Sociological data discussing the role grandparents play are examined. ... More


Maternity and Meaning

Susan Starr Sered

in Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister: Religions Dominated by Women

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104677
eISBN:
9780199853267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104677.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Religions, like all social institutions, tend to address individuals through only one or two of their possible identities. In male-dominated religions, women are defined primarily as wives. In ... More


Beginnings

Joshua D Pilzer

in Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese "Comfort Women"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759569
eISBN:
9780199932306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759569.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The author makes his first visit to the Wednesday demonstration, a protest on behalf of the survivors of the “comfort woman” system, and to the House of Sharing, a rest home and educational center ... More


Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs

Madonna Harrington Meyer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729236
eISBN:
9780814738153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729236.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Young working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their ... More


Grandparental childcare: a reconceptualisation of family policy regimes

Debora Price, Eloi Ribe, Giorgio Di Gessa, and Karen Glaser

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter we argue that to understand the ways that policy, structure and culture all shape how grandmothers help to care for children, we need to re-think our approach to these issues. We need ... More


Second-parenthood realities, third-age ideals: (grand)parenthood in the context of poverty and HIV/AIDS

Jaco Hoffman

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Within contexts of poverty and HIV/AIDS in (South) Africa, this chapter positions itself at the interface of the historical-moral engagement of grandparents caring for grandchildren and contemporary ... More


Can Chinese grandparents say no? A comparison of grandmothers in two Asian cities

Esther C.L. Goh and Sheng-li Wang

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines two dominant research constructs namely, ‘cultural obligation’ and ‘intergenerational reciprocity’ in caring for grandchildren in Chinese societies – Fuzhou and Singapore. ... More


“I am not that type of grandmother”: (non)compliance with the grandmother archetype among contemporary Czech grandmothers

Lucie Vidovićová and Lucie Galčanová

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the ways in which a literary character from The Grandmother: A story of country life in Bohemia, written in 1855 by Božena Němcová, is translated into the contemporary ... More


The Body in Time: In which things Disappear, or Merely Seem To

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents and reflects upon the letters of the author's grandmother. It notes that the seeming universality of old age draws simultaneously on the hegemony of certain representations of ... More


Balancing Care and Work

Madonna Harrington Meyer

in Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729236
eISBN:
9780814738153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729236.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This introductory chapter presents the account of Dianne, a working grandmother who is balancing work and caring for grandchildren. She works full-time as an elected official while also taking care ... More


The main grandparents

Neil Ferguson, Gillian Douglas, Nigel Lowe, Mervyn Murch, and Margaret Robinson

in Grandparenting in divorced families

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344984
eISBN:
9781447302452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344984.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter observes that once parents separate, grandparents on the mother's side of the family often play a more significant role in supporting their daughter and caring for grandchildren, and ... More


Peter Townsend, a man ahead of his time: re-reading The family life of old people and The last refuge

Hilary Land and Hilary Rose

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427151
eISBN:
9781447302353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427151.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter demonstrates both the sociological and methodological significance of Peter's work. It notes that women respondents outnumbered men in both The family life of old people and The last ... More


“Other Mothers,” Grandmothers, and the State

Alexia Bloch

in Sex, Love, and Migration: Postsocialism, Modernity, and Intimacy from Istanbul to the Arctic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713149
eISBN:
9781501709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713149.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines nurturing practices in southern Moldova to reflect on how these enable the transnational mobility made necessary by an ineffective state. The chapter shows how historical ... More


Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume One

Pauline Wengeroff

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768795
eISBN:
9780804775045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768795.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Pauline Wengeroff, the only nineteenth-century Russian Jewish woman to publish a memoir, sets out to illuminate the “cultural history of the Jews of Russia” in the period of Jewish “enlightenment,” ... More


The Human Cooperation Syndrome

Kim Sterelny

in The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262016797
eISBN:
9780262302814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016797.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the interactions between ecological cooperation (especially, but not only, cooperative hunting); informational cooperation/social learning; and reproductive cooperation. It ... More


Women’s Work, Women’s Humor: Musical Recitations by Female Composers

Marian Wilson Kimber

in The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040719
eISBN:
9780252099151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040719.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Nettie Arthur Brown’s The Red Fan (1896) was typical of the humorous spoken-word compositions in twentieth-century America. Due to female elocutionists’ performance traditions, women became the ... More


The Novelist of Love

Gene H. Bell-Villada

in García Márquez: The Man and His Work

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833513
eISBN:
9781469604473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895382_bell-villada.17
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

García Márquez has been regarded as one of the great writers of romantic love. His idea of love and the way he has written it is true in its form, which is both fearsome and joyous. García Márquez's ... More


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